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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Aberle, David F. (David Friend),
Moore, Harvey C.
Johnston, Denis F.
The peyote religion among the Navaho
Published By: Original publisher
Chicago: Aldine Pub. Co.. . xxvi, 454 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by David F. Aberle. With field assistance by Harvey C. Moore
and with an appendix on Navaho population and education by Denis F. Johnston
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Recreational and non-therapeutic drugs (276);
Religious denominations (795);
Magical and mental therapy (755);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Pastoral activities (233);
Revelation and divination (787);
Life history materials (159);
Prayers and sacrifices (782);
Organization and analysis of results of research (128);
Religious intolerance and martyrs (798);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an extremely thorough ethnographic source,
concerned with the origins, development, and social functions of the peyote cult (Native
American Church) among the Navajo. The author, who participated in the cult by eating
peyote numerous times, attempts to explain membership vs. non-membership in it according to
a 'theory of relative deprivation.' The relationship of membership to 'wealth' (measured in
terms of livestock holdings) as well as to traditional attachments to Navajo religious ways
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 423-436)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
M. A. Marcus ; 1985
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
southwestern United States
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings